December 14, 1938 - April 26, 2012
Lorne Hassard passed away surrounded with love on April 26, 2012 after a brief but valiant battle with multiple myeloma. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1939 to Edna and Elwin (Bud) Hassard, Lorne led a life that was truly extraordinary in all ways. Lorne served his country with honour and pride for 26 years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. His long military career began as a sailor in the Navy and through hard work and determination he retired as a Master Warrant Officer with the Navy and as a Staff Sergeant Major with the Canadian Regiment. He spent his early years aboard ships seeing the world and he also served 5 tours of duty in Alert on Ellesmere Island, where he fell in love with the landscape of the high arctic. After retirement from the military he was fortunate to find a second career that he loved as a Special Constable with the Kingston Police Force for 13 years. Lorne was a devoted father who loved his three daughters Vickie (Neil), Sherri (Kim) and Janie (Edward). Lorne was also a proud grandfather who loved to spend time with his six grandchildren, Maxwell, Caleb, Quinn, Noah, Callum and Alex. Most of all, though, Lorne loved Beatrice (Giem) who was his high school sweetheart, wife and lifelong friend for more than 55 years. All who loved Lorne and knew him well, knew that he was a man of many stories and he loved to tell of his adventures that had taken him around the globe. It is these stories that we will miss along with his laugh, wisdom, determination and willingness to come whenever he was needed. Lorne played many sports with great ability throughout his life and enjoyed all sports with a passion. Hockey was a favorite and he remained devoted to his Maple Leafs until the end. He developed a love of skiing at age of 40 and spent weeks every winter skiing in Vermont. Lorne also loved to cook and be in the kitchen and one of his true pleasures was to prepare a great meal and be with his family. Lorne will be dearly missed by his immediate family as well as many extended family members, and by his many friends from all across Canada and the U.S.A. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in memory of Lorne to be sent to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or to “Team Poppa” who will be participating in the Multiple Myeloma Walk for Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday May 6th. The family extends our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kwok, Dr. Moorsom and Dr. Swain and to the very supportive Palliative Care and Oncology staff at the NHH. There will be a celebration of Lorne’s life on Friday May 4th from 7 to 9 pm at the Baltimore Recreation Centre and all friends and family are welcome. Burial will be a private ceremony in Victoria, BC at the Veteran’s (Royal Canadian Navy) Cemetery. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com
Celebration of Life
Friday, May 4th, 2012 From 7 to 9 p.m.
Baltimore Community Centre, Baltimore